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  • Teen Drivers Need to Prepare for the 100 Deadliest Days

    Memorial Day marks the unofficial start of summer and a dangerous time of year for young drivers. Nationwide, more than 30 percent of deaths involving teen drivers occur during what’s called the “100 Deadliest Days” – a period that runs from Memorial Day to Labor Day. “Summer is historically a dangerous time for teen drivers,” … Read more

  • 2023 TCAP District-Level Averages for 3rd Grade English Language Arts (ELA)

    The Tennessee Department of Education released district-level TCAP average scores for third grade ELA from the spring 2023 TCAP administration. Access the 2023 TCAP ELA average scores for each district here.  On Monday, May 22nd, the department released statewide averages for third grade TCAP ELA scores ahead of previous years’ timelines, highlighting historic gains in third grade reading … Read more

  • Board of Education Honors Director Curtis

    For three hours Thursday afternoon, educators, elected officials and friends gathered at Cannon County High School to celebrate the career of Director of Schools William Freddy Curtis. Curtis, a life-long educator has worked in the field for 37 years.  In his time as part of the Cannon system he served as a teacher, principal and … Read more

  • Rep. Rose Applauds Passage of the Halt Fentanyl Act

    Today, U.S. Representative John Rose voted “Yes” on H.R. 467, the Halt Fentanyl Act, which would permanently classify fentanyl-related substances as Schedule I drugs under the Controlled Substances Act (CSA) and allow law enforcement officials to continue seizing them at our borders and in communities across the United States. The bipartisan legislation passed 289-133. Rep. … Read more

  • No Road Construction Delays for Memorial Day Travelers

    Road Construction will not delay motorists as they travel Tennessee’s highways this Memorial Day weekend. The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) will suspend all construction-related lane closures on interstates and state routes beginning at noon on Friday, May 26 through 6:00 a.m. on Tuesday, May 30. This will provide maximum roadway capacity for motorists expected to travel … Read more

  • Pandemic Assistance Revenue Program Signup ends June 2nd

    U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director Donny Green, in DeKalb and Cannon counties, reminds producers of agricultural commodities that the signup period for the Pandemic Assistance Revenue Program (PARP) ends Friday, June 2,2023. Producers of eligible commodities who suffered at least a 15% loss in gross revenue in calendar year … Read more

  • State Reports Gains in Third Grade Reading

    Today, the Tennessee Department of Education released statewide average scores that show historic gains in third grade reading after the launch of a new, comprehensive K-3 literacy strategy for Tennessee public schools. The department also shared multiple pathways to support student promotion to fourth grade.   “The ability to read at grade level determines a student’s … Read more